Ewe Mama Posted October 25, 2012 Share Posted October 25, 2012 Dd has taken an interest in musical instruments and is requesting something for her 10th birthday next month. She was mainly interested in a stringed instrument, something she could play around with and teach herself (maybe with a book or DVD to help). She has incredibly long fingers, but she is also awkward when using her hands. I don't know if that makes any sense or not, but I don't know how to describe it. I have tried to teach her how to crochet many times, but she can't seem to understand how to properly hold a hook, no many how many times I show her. She's that way about using her knife at the table, too. Even the way she holds her pencil is strange, but she has beautiful penmanship, so I don't rock the boat. I am trying to help her find an instrument that will help her with manual dexterity, but be fairly simple and straight- forward, so she doesn't have to worry about "doing it wrong.". (Her words, not mine) I was thinking lap harp or perhaps even a dulcimer as potential possibilities. She was thinking about a guitar, but I'm not sure that would be the best beginner instrument for her. I think she would gain the most confidence with something that she could set down and strum, rather than trying to hold a guitar properly while positioning her hands and strumming at the same time. I would love for her to move into a guitar at some point, but I think right now it would just frustrate her. Any suggestions, advice, BTDT stories? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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